Two people have been arrested on drug charges after a sheriff's department detective discovered meth related items in their truck during a traffic stop last week and then finding more incriminating evidence at a residence in Dowelltown.
34 year old Bradley Harold Pugh and 31 year old Rhonda Michelle King are each charged with initiation of a process used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Bond for Pugh is $50,000 and King's bond is $25,000. They will be in court July 25.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday July 11 a detective of the sheriff's department stopped a pickup truck in Dowelltown for a traffic violation. The truck, driven by King, turned west onto Highway 70 from West Main Street without stopping at a stop sign. Pugh was a passenger. After making the stop, the detective saw a straw in the console. Pugh, who is on probation, was searched and under his seat a metal container was found which held scales and methamphetamine. The rest of the vehicle was searched and found were several components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine including lithium batteries, drain opener, coffee grinder, ph strips, rock salt, empty blister packs, cut lithium batteries, used lithium strips, and a one pot plastic bottle.
After the truck was searched, Pugh gave consent for the detective to search his home, according to Sheriff Ray. The detective accompanied Pugh and King to the Dowelltown residence. At the home was King's thirteen year old son. The detective also found two one pot bottles along with a twenty pound bag of ammonium nitrate, one gallon of muriatic acid, liquid drain opener, and a gasser. Pugh and King were arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
55 year old Carl Reich of High Street, Alexandria is charged with criminal trespassing. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 8 Reich parked his vehicle in the back yard of a residence on Brush Creek Road. He went to the door of the residence and banged on it several times. The victim asked Reich several times to leave the premises but he refused until the victim's father showed up with a gun. Reich then left the home and parked his vehicle at a store in Alexandria. Reich was arrested and brought to the jail for the safety of himself and the public.
30 year old Joseph Huff Ray of Belk Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $5,000. He will be in court on August 12. Ray was arrested on Tuesday, July 9. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, June 27 Ray allegedly took a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup valued at $5,000 from a residence on Game Ridge Road. He allegedly wrote a statement admitting to taking the truck. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
24 year old Jessica Anne Jenkins of Fall Creek Drive, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court August 8. She was arrested on Tuesday, July 9. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, June 24 Jenkins allegedly took two handguns valued at less than $500 from a residence on Felts Road. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
33 year old Carlos Lynn Godsey of West Green Hill Road, McMinnville is charged with failure to appear. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court July 25. Godsey was arrested on Thursday, July 11. Sheriff Ray said that a criminal court judge had granted Godsey a furlough from jail to keep a doctor's appointment for Wednesday, July 10 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The medical provider was called just after 5:00 p.m. and reported that Godsey never showed up for his appointment. Godsey did not return to jail until the following day, Thursday, July 11.
31 year old Renee Lynn Simpson of Church Street, Dowelltown is charged with disorderly conduct. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, July 14 Simpson called 911 to report unwanted guests at her residence. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Simpson and asked her several times to be quiet. She was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct. Simpson was at the jail for some five hours before giving officers her name.